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Sekiar
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Joined: 5 months ago
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May 14, 2020 13:25:40  

Nice overcast warm day here in NW Arkansas and after finding this forum once again I proceeded to go shoot a few air guns.   Started out with my Crosman 2400 .22 carbine and used up one C02 cart.  I did hit the swinging targets about 90% of the time at about 10 yards.  That's good for me. ha  Next up Diana model 34 classic in .177 and I also hit the target the majority of the time.  Next was my Diana model 48 also in .177 and I wasn't as good wit it as the others. Last was my Crosman H9A in .22 caliber and it was fun as well.  Didn't try any of my PCP as my tank is very low and not sure when I can get it filled again or where.  Any way a long time ago I was reading the Yellows almost every day and glad I found the new forum again.  Also shot my Ruger .22 SS to get things going.  Not much value in this post, however just wanted to post my today's outing.  Charles


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MarkLondon
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May 14, 2020 14:49:11  

Hello Sekiar, You said that " Not much value in this post". I say that if you had fun with your airguns...That was value enough!

Cheers and thanks for sharing mate, stay safe!

Mark

 

PS: I would also like to say welcome as well...I had been an old-timer on the "Yellow forum" for a few centuries but just joined Airgun Warriors! 

I haven't seen any welcomes on this new site yet, so I will say, Welcome mate!

 

Cheers, Mark


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Jim Bentley
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May 14, 2020 17:21:38  

Anytime that someone returns to shooting is a great thing!


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Tullja
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Joined: 3 years ago
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May 14, 2020 19:30:06  

Sekiar,

I agree with Mark. Your post and shooting habit, for whatever reasons, appears similar to mine, therefore I found value in it as well. This past year has been challenging. For me, at least. Anyhow, needless to say,shooting has not been one of my priorities. Although the desire has always been lurking there somewhere. Lately, I'm just going through the herd and making sure they are all sighted in so I can do a little pest control when necessary. (The squirrels seem to be getting braver during this hiatus and coming closer and closer to the home. They used to keep a good distance of 30 yards or so and now they're coming up on the porch. Not good.)

God Bless,                                                                                                                                                                          Tullja 


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Harvey
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Joined: 3 years ago
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May 15, 2020 19:34:27  

Hey, after a long hiatus from shooting airguns, it's always nice to let folks of the same interest know how much you enjoyed getting back into it again.  What's fun is fun.  Nothing wrong with sharing.

Welcome back


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Tim Ward
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Joined: 3 years ago
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May 17, 2020 09:30:05  

Enjoy!


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Sekiar
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May 18, 2020 13:12:55  

@lefteyeshot

Another pretty sunny day with mild temps so I got my Hatsan model 95 SAS out and give it a short work out.  It turned out to be an accurate .22 today ringing the metal on every shot.  Only about a dozen or so but was fun anyway.   Think I'll pick a different gun for the next pretty day shoot out.  Also ran one of my antique gas engines which is only 8 horse power but tops the scales at over 800 lbs.  Gotta do sumptin these days as going out in public isn't a good idea. ha  Charles


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Sekiar
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Joined: 5 months ago
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May 30, 2020 15:27:56  

I did it once again as it's a beautiful day here in NW AR and no where to go but the home range.  Shot a lot more pellets today.  The Diana 34 was center stage .177 and shot a lot of old Copperhead pellets as well as many Exact heavy Biabolo pellets.  Shot out one C02 fill on the Crosman 2400 in .22 using Diabolo jumbo exact pellets.   They sure hit hard at 10 yards.  Saw my old IZH 53M setting on the bench looking lonely so it got fed some copperheads as well.  A good day for sure.  Charles


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Larry
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Joined: 3 years ago
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June 10, 2020 14:17:11  

@sekiar

 

Something tells me that you are the same Charles/Sekiar that hangs out on Smokestak showing your large flywheel hit and miss engines running on propane, now enjoying shooting airguns again!

Larry


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Sekiar
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June 10, 2020 14:35:40  

@leh22

Yes Larry that's me.  I even had an air gun shop about 20 years ago and I was really into all kinds of air guns.   In the past I've owned two high pressure compressors and really enjoyed my PCP guns, however now without a compressor I have to use my scuba tank and find it hard to find a place to fill.   Hopefully if and when things get back to a new normal I'll try and rethink my options and go from there.  So now I'm only shooting springers and CO2 guns.   Glad to see your into old gas engines as well, and glad to hear from you.  Charles in NW Arkansas on a overcast and cool June day!!


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JiminPGH
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June 10, 2020 19:28:23  
Posted by: @sekiar

I did it once again as it's a beautiful day here in NW AR and no where to go but the home range.  Shot a lot more pellets today.  The Diana 34 was center stage .177 and shot a lot of old Copperhead pellets as well as many Exact heavy Biabolo pellets.  Shot out one C02 fill on the Crosman 2400 in .22 using Diabolo jumbo exact pellets.   They sure hit hard at 10 yards.  Saw my old IZH 53M setting on the bench looking lonely so it got fed some copperheads as well.  A good day for sure.  Charles

The Izzy 53M gets short shrift.  It's a crude Russian clone of the Diana 5, but it has that wonderful IZH barrel.  (I swear IZH has only one grade of barrel, and it's the same grade they use on the 46M.  Even going way back to the IZH38, every izzy gun I've ever owned has been accurate.  Some harder to shoot than others, but all remarkably accurate if I did my part and was on my game.)  My current 53M is the later model with the ambi grip, and I kick myself every time I take it out, because I used to have the earlier one with the dedicated RH target grip.  No recoiling spring-piston pistol is easy to shoot well, but the izzy 53M is my favorite.  (My second favorite is the Diana 5 with the nylon grip. perfect ergonomics for my hand.)

 


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Sekiar
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June 12, 2020 15:54:22  

I did it again with my Crosman 2300S carbine with a 4 power Leapers scope in .177 caliber.  Walked my empty Dr. Pepper plastic bottle about ten feet and captured 4 pellets inside.   All at about 25ft or so.  Did wear safety glasses cause two came whizzing back at me.   I was setting im my porch swing working very hard at hitting the bottle.  Things around here now are pretty slow and not all that exciting.   Shoot a lot and play safe when with others.  Charles


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Sekiar
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June 13, 2020 20:03:22  

I set on the porch swing reading my Nook and taking many breaks to shoot about 100 pellets out of my IZH53M and really didn't know just how accurate the pistol could be.  Only one complaint I had was with the rear sight all the way down it still shot about an inch high at about 25 ft.   And being a lefty I had to modify the grip some what for a better fit.  I've had this gun for a long time and had no idea that they were no longer available.  I'd love one with a more universal stock, however my stock is sure not very pretty but works fairly well.   Now to finish my book.

 


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Sekiar
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June 16, 2020 16:41:41  

Yesterday was another great day to send some lead down range with my Crosman H9A.    Shot probably 30 or more Diabolo Jumbo Exact at several targets at about 20 or 25 ft.  Most were shot with only three pumps per shot.  Anyway just another day at home and no where to go:)  Go shoot some pellets.  If I wasn't retired I'd get a job.  

 


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